I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free use of the computer (I miss the old Ubuntu-Tweak effect where putting your mouse to the corner of the desktop would reveal Expo or Scale effects - by the way, is it possible to get it back?)
Can I disable the tooltip shown at the side of the Launcher icon when hovered by the mouse. These are nice, but I want to disable them, because when I press "Dash Home" button on the launcher, then want to write something on the dash, I can't see the letters because of the tooltip.
How can I disable the Unity tooltip? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have given a screenshot of the launcher.
I've an issue in an Ubuntu install that was upgraded to 12.04. Recently the Unity Launcher is behaving strangely: left-clicking the dash icon changes the title bar and a triangle appears next to it, suggesting that it is running but nothing else can be seen, It does not respond to keyboard input either.
In this question I do not want to customize the launcher for each workspace, or change the animations or behaviors of the icons. I only want to change how the background of the Launcher looks. Let me show you what I mean:
If I do not open the Dash, the launcher looks like the following:
It looks like this because I have a background that has gray, black and white colors.
When using Unity2D, most of the programs on the dash don't work. If I click on an icon e.g. VLC Media Player, the dash disappears and then nothing else happens (i.e. program does not start). The ones on the sidebar do.
(Unity Unity3D and Gnome Classic all the launchers work fine).
How can I fix the programs on the dash in unity2d?
Hi, I want to test out Unity on Ubuntu and I have looked for ways to solve these problems but couldn't find any.
The Unity launcher cannot be placed at the bottom. I hate getting horizontal scroll bars on netbooks. (Wasn't unity designed for netbooks in the first place)
Elements on the dash are oversized, space waster on small screens.
I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) on Toshiba Tecra. I have tryied to expand the Dash window and I have got a crash and after, I cannot open anymore Dash because the screen fades and some scrambled colors appear on the top of the screen. The Dash button remains clear. Pushing second time the Dash button I can get the screed back functioning. But still no Dash working. Any solution, please?
In order to add your launcher to the Unity Launcher on the left, you
select and drag it onto the Launcher panel. Alternatively, you can
place your .desktop file at /usr/share/applications/ or at